June 5, 2012

"So bright...so beautiful..ah, Precious"

This is end heaven! I had never heard of the brand INDOLA. (Honestly I still don't know much about it as Google wasn't very much help). All I know is :this is a professional only brand. I got my product at a salon in France. My hairdresser recommended the Glamour Precious Oil because my ends are so dry and split so easily (sounds familiar to anyone?) I used to have super thick hair when I was smaller that I always had to thin out. Oh, how I miss thee! Thanks to the repeated process and razor cuts to add layers, my hair kind of stayed thin. Now the ends are weak, thin and dry. Or should I say were? 

Behold, the miracle oil. Now, lets be realistic my hair is still thin, but I do have a lot less split ends, and softer ends

What is this great product I hear you ask? It is an oil. Yes I know helpful. The bottle says it contains Marula Oil, and will help "target damage and reduce split ends by 90% percent." Now 90% is an AWFULLY big number, but I kinda agree! (okay maybe like 50%? 55%?) I apply two to three pumps of this to the lengths, concentrating on the ends of my towel dried hair. What I love about this is that it doesn't make your hair oily at all! Now, don't go putting it all up in your roots, but it can be used on dry hair (without having your hair looking like it was dipped in the sink). It just looks shiny and feels soft. 

The bottle seems to last a really long time too! On the picture I had been using it three times a week for the past two months, and I still have loaaads left. 
It's not very easy to find though, as it is a professional only brand. So all I am saying is, if you ever see it at a salon I highly recommend you try it, because I love it. And dread the moment the bottle will be empty. My preciooous! *creepy gollum voice*

The Beautyfull Mind...

March 3, 2012


When I ran out of my beloved MUFE camouflage concealer I decided to try Bobbi Brown's corrector, which I have heard so much about. I use the color Light Peach: a soft, peachy shade that counteracts the blueness of my dark circles, and blends seamlessly. 

It lights up the under eye area without being too heavy. It can tend to look a little cakey and settle into fine lines , but I find that if I moisturize my under eye at night it's fine.  I use it with my Sephora Airbrush concealer brush, which is my favorite concealer brush. 

Left eye with BBC, Right eye bare
(Ignore my non made up face)
Overall I quite like this. I'm not sure If I'll repurchase or not. It is nice, but it does use up relatively fast. 
What is your favorite concealer? What are you using right now?

The BeautyFull Mind...

February 21, 2012

Tom Ford's Shade and Illuminate

Tom Ford's Shade and Illuminate made quite an uproar when it first came out just around Christmas. But eventually, the hype died down. As always, I was late on the wagon as I like to research products before I actually buy them, and especially when they aren't cheap. 

The product has a gorgeous sleek, brown and gold, luxurious looking packaging that comes in a little brown suede pouch. I have to say I was surprised the first time I held it though as it is actually plastic and feels quite light.

This is yet another contour kit, I know bummer. But what makes this one special is that it's a cream. They aren't greasy feeling and blend into the skin well. 
The brown isn't too warm which is nice. As time passes it blends into the skin more and more, making it look more like an actual shadow. 
The highlighter is a wetter and thicker consistency. It is an white color that blends in to give light without shimmer particle. I find that it actually makes your cheekbone look almost wet.  An effect I, personally, am a fan of. 

I apply the contour shade with a MAC 130, a dense, short duo fiber brush. And I usually apply the highlight with my fingers. 

I really love this kit for when I'm going out (which is usually when I contour my face). It has a good staying power. Now, this an expensive little one. I don't think it is a necessity but I do enjoy it and find it lovely. It's a gorgeous item, the kind that just makes you smile when you look at it. And the whole cream contour kit isn't very common, YET at least which is refreshing.

Have you tried it? What do you use to contour your face? 

The BeautyFull Mind...

January 22, 2012

Chanel Ombre Essentiel in Beige Lamé

I recently got Chanel's Ombre Essentiel in Beige Lamé. It was released with their Holiday 2011 collection. I don't know if this was limited edition or not, but if you see it I suggest you stop and look at it. 

When I first heard about it, I thought "Meh beige eyeshadow, what's the point? I already own a tone of skin tone types of color." I still decided to take a look at it though, and I'm so glad I did! 

First of all, the Ombre Essentiel is one I really like! It isn't overly pigmented which means it's very easy to work with. You can get something very nice and sophisticated very quickly. They have very minimal fall out. I like to apply them with the little sponge applicators they come with (something I rarely do), to get an opaque layer that maintains all the beautiful shimmer/glitter the eyeshadows have.

Beige Lamé is a very nice nude beige. What makes it so special is that it is full of multicolored glitter. Now, I know this might sound scary, but they are very fine glitter that just add a little oomph to an otherwise slightly bland color. 

(fail attempt at showing the shimmer)

Bottom line: I really love this! It makes a super easy, quick, yet not boring eye! I personally highly recommend getting it, or at least checking it out! 

The BeautyFull Mind...

January 17, 2012

MAC So Sweet, So Easy

This blush is part of MAC's Cremeblend blushes. It is a cream blush formula that isn't too greasy . The shade So Sweet, So Easy is a light blue based pink ( the picture doesn't do it any justice). I really like these kind of color, as I find they complement my skin tone pretty well and tend to make my blue eyes pop. When I swatched this in the store I was really excited: it gives a beautiful flush of color that really blends into the skin, making it appear very natural. 

When I got this one home, I couldn't wait to use it! I am very sad to say that I am very disappointed! The color doesn't show up AT ALL on my cheeks! It shows up great on the back of my hand though . Maybe I already have to much pink in my skin (I have quite a warm complexion) . 

I think this will work great on lighter skin tones, and will use it for  when I do makeup on my lighter skinned friends. Other than that, the consistency is nice, not too greasy and glowing, but not quite powder finish either. It blends into the skin perfectly. 

Have you tried this blush? Any other MAC Cremeblend?